Commitment to Quality
Vallourec is committed to continuously improve Quality and aim for zero defect.
Our customers expect zero defects, and Vallourec pursues this level of quality passionately.
Our high level of quality is achieved through the dedication of our teams and the strict adherence to company standards and protocols. We developed a quality toolbox
to determine the root cause of an issue, enabling us to quickly implement corrective actions. Statistical tools are also used to monitor and control the manufacturing processes and are utilized to plan for new and updated equipment.
We have embraced the Eight Disciplines (8D) Problem Solving Methods to contain, correct and prevent such claims. We are also reinforcing Visual Inspection workstations, work instructions and practices worldwide. We realize that when it comes to consistent Quality, variation is the enemy. We are assessing the Repeatability and Reproducibility of our Measurement Systems, and we are increasing Process Capability in all of our sites through the disciplined use of 6σ. We are convinced that this effort is steering us towards Industrial Excellence
We offer premium products with enhanced performance
and dimensional controls. Our products can be tailored for specific applications by controlling the performance properties to ranges that are tighter than API requirements.
Our six innovative technology centers are key in testing and proving the performance of these products.
To contribute to our customers’ success, we stay at the forefront of the industry by listening closely to the energy market, and work towards providing solutions for each customer based on their requirements. Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and business reviews are communication tools allowing better understanding between manufacturing and customers.